(2009)

Marvel, 2009 Series
 
Price:
29.99 USD
Pages:
192
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
978-0-7851-3390-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078513390252999; 75960613390100111
Editing:
Axel Alonso; Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (Collection Editor)
Color:
Color
Binding:
Hardcover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
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Ghost Box (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa] (rejoins the X-Men); Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
Synopsis:
The X-Men are settling into their new as-yet-unnamed headquarters in San Francisco. Storm arrives, explaining that she convinced T'Challa to let her "scope out" the team's current methods as he is helping fund them through Mutantes Sans Frontieres because she was bored in Wakanda. She arrives in time to join the team, in new street clothes designed to help them avoid anti-superhero sentiment, as they answer a call from the San Francisco police to help with a mysterious burning body. The unusual genetic code of the corpse and the notebooks found with it that describe the next destination of its killer send the team, now switched to more traditional superhero gear, to Chaparanga Beach, the graveyard of starships.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Beast [Hank McCoy]
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Ghost Box Part Two (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
Synopsis:
The X-Men track the killer to a semi-functional spaceship at Chapanga Beach. They find the man working on something he calls a Ghost Box. After a difficult fight Cyclops orders the team out of the ship and has Storm shoot it down with lightning. Storm is distressed that Cyclops's orders might have resulted in her killing the man, but Cyclops is unapologetic. The man is still alive, but chooses death rather than revealing more about his purposes beyond referring to "the Annex".
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lee Bermejo
Inks:
Lee Bermejo
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
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Indexer Notes

Variant Edition U.S. street date July 23, 2008, three weeks after the first printing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes; signed); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes; signed)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Wolverine [Logan]]
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Ghost Box Part Three (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]; S.W.O.R.D. [Abigail Brand]
Synopsis:
Puzzled by the box they retrieved at Chapanga Beach, the X-Men call in Agent Brand. She tells them it's a Ghost Box, and that it's used for travel between parallel worlds. The team also finds out that the coordinates for "Tian" from the notebook they found match a spot in China known as the Dead Five Miles, in which nothing may be detected. They go there, and discover the floating retreat of a group of mutants who apparently died on M-Day.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Ross

Genre:
superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks:
Simone Bianchi; Andrea Silvestri ?
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
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Indexer Notes

Andrea Silvestri did not sign the covers, but she may have been involved. Notably, Simone Peruzzi did not sign the cover either.

Ghost Box Part Four (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi; Andrea Silvestri
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
Synopsis:
The X-Men explore Tian and find a few remaining residents with surprising information.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]; X-23 [Laura Kinney]]
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Indexer Notes

2nd Printing Variant. The picture makes X-23 look like part of the team, but there not yet been a clear indication of her post-"Divided We Stand" status.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (signed); Andrea Silvestri (signed)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]]
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Ghost Box Part Five (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi; Andrea Silvestri
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi; Christina Strain; Laura Martin (see notes)
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]; Forge
Synopsis:
The X-Men interrogate the mutants who attacked them at Tian and decide to pay Forge a visit.
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Indexer Notes

Colorist credit reads "Simone Peruzzi with Christina Strain and Laura Martin".

Wolverine Designs (Table of Contents)

X-Men / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi
Colors:
Simone Bianchi

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks:
Simone Bianchi ?
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]
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Ghost Box Part Six (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi; Morry Hollowell; Simone Bianchi
Letters:
Chris Eliopoulos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]]; Abigail Brand; Forge
Synopsis:
Forge reveals his plan for dealing with the alternate dimensions of the Ghost Boxes to the X-Men.
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Indexer Notes

The ink washes credit reads "Simone Bianchi and Andrea Silvestri" while the colorist credit reads "Simone Peruzzi with Morry Hollowell and Simone Bianchi".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi (signed)
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes; signed); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes; signed)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wolverine [Logan]
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Agent X-13's Report on the Emergency Annexation of Earth-616 (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Alan Davis
Inks:
Mark Farmer
Colors:
Rob Schwager
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Wolverine [Logan]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]] (alternate timeline); Agent X-13; Magneto (alternate earth)
Synopsis:
This appears to be an account of how Agent X-13's mission on Earth-616 (as shown in Astonishing X-Men #26) would have gone had he targeted and killed Cyclops first instead of targeting Wolverine. The X-Men rapidly fall apart, and Agent X-13's homeworld sends in "Deathlok-class Security units", which look like Sentinels. One of them had what appeared to be Magneto wired into its chest. They quickly subdued the entire world amidst a staggering loss of life, including the use of nuclear weapons. But Agent X-13 considers none of that to be his problem- he's just a field agent.
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Being an Journal by Miss Emma Frost of New Portsmouth Bay in the State of New Albion [sic] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Adi Granov (painted)
Inks:
Adi Granov (painted)
Colors:
Adi Granov (painted)
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The X Society [Emma Frost (Earth-889); Scott Summers (Earth-889); Hank McCoy (Earth-889); Logan (Earth-889)]; Agent X-13
Synopsis:
This story follows what would have happened if Agent X-13's request to target Earth-889, mentioned in passing the previous story, had been granted. Earth 889 is a Victorian Steampunk reality, in which Miss Emma Frost leads the X Society from her mansion in New Portsmouth (Earth 889's San Francisco). The X Society are called to investigate a burning body along the lines of the story in Astonishing X-Men #25. Using their superior aircraft, they catch up with Agent X-13, but a mishap involving his fireballs and Logan's claws cause a fatal dirigible explosion and crash. As a result, the previously respected X Society becomes hated and feared overnight, with mechanical "sentinels" posted outside of Miss Frost's mansion. Tiring of this situation, Miss Frost speculates that she may decamp to Europe, and possibly even allow Scott to marry her as he has long desired.
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Indexer Notes

The title does indeed state "an Journal" and not "a Journal". Also, there is no hyphen in "X Society".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi (ink washes); Andrea Silvestri (ink washes)
Colors:
Simone Peruzzi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Emma Frost [White Queen]; Wolverine [Logan]
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Indexer Notes

Artist division of labor based on credits to issue #1 -- this issue simply credits all three of them as "Cover Artists". Unusually, the cover is *not* signed.

The Last Testament of Scott Summers (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Clayton Crain (painted)
Inks:
Clayton Crain (painted)
Colors:
Clayton Crain (painted)
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Scott Summers; X-Men [Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Emma Frost [White Queen]; Wolverine [Logan]; Armor [Hisako Ichiki]; Storm [Ororo Iqadi T'Challa]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Shadowcat [Kitty Pryde]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]] (flashbacks)
Synopsis:
In a world where Cyclops decided to approach Subject X cautiously instead of letting Wolverine take him out quickly, a suicidal Scott Summers is the only X-Man surviving in a ruined mansion filled with ghosts.
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Indexer Notes

The script in the back of this issue makes it clear that the older flashbacks were supposed to be portrayed by mixing distressed artwork from those time periods into the current art, but this was not done.

4 (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Warren Ellis
Pencils:
Kaare Andrews
Inks:
Kaare Andrews
Colors:
Kaare Andrews
Letters:
Joe Caramagna

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hisako Ichiki [Armor]; Logan [Wolverine]; Hank McCoy [Beast]
Synopsis:
In a world where the annexation took several years, Hisako journeys to a supposed evacuation point with a deranged Hank McCoy and a Logan who is confined to a wheelchair due to the adamantium on his legs being warped early in the fighting.
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Indexer Notes

There is a large numeral "4" above Logan and Hisako in the panel occupying the lower half of the first page. In the absence of any other explanation, I am assuming it is the title of the story.

[Character Designs] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Simone Bianchi
Inks:
Simone Bianchi
Colors:
Simone Bianchi
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  3. 2. Ghost Box
    X-Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  5. 4. Ghost Box Part Two
    X-Men
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  8. 7. Ghost Box Part Three
    X-Men
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  11. 10. Ghost Box Part Four
    X-Men
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  14. 13. Ghost Box Part Five
    X-Men
  15. 14. Wolverine Designs
    X-Men
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  17. 16. Ghost Box Part Six
    X-Men
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  19. 18. Agent X-13's Report on the Emergency Annexation of Earth-616
    X-Men
  20. 19. Being an Journal by Miss Emma Frost of New Portsmouth Bay in the State of New Albion [sic]
    X-Men
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  22. 21. The Last Testament of Scott Summers
    X-Men
  23. 22. 4
    X-Men
  24. 23. [Character Designs]
    X-Men
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